On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), marking a historic moment in India’s infrastructure development. The MTHL, touted as the country’s longest bridge, spans 21.8 kilometers and connects Sewri in Mumbai to Nhava Sheva in Uran taluka, Raigad district.
Costing ₹18,000 crore, this six-lane sea bridge is a testament to the commitment to enhancing transportation and connectivity. Notably, 16.5 kilometers of the bridge stretches majestically over the Arabian Sea, with the remaining 5.5 kilometers seamlessly integrated into the terrestrial landscape.
In a fitting tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the MTHL has been named Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewari-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu, commemorating his visionary leadership.
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One of the most significant advantages of the MTHL is its transformative impact on travel times. The journey between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, once a tedious two-hour endeavor, is now condensed to a mere 20 minutes, marking a substantial reduction in commuting hassles for thousands of residents and commuters.
As part of the infrastructural marvel, the toll for a one-way journey on the bridge is set at ₹250, ensuring that the benefits of this development are balanced with necessary financial considerations. The toll charges for return journeys and frequent commuters are structured to accommodate various travel needs.
The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link is poised to catalyze economic activities in the region, fostering growth and development. It not only signifies a feat in engineering but also a commitment to improving the lives of the people it serves.
This inauguration opens a new chapter in the connectivity landscape of Maharashtra, promising a more efficient and accessible future for all those traversing the Mumbai-Navi Mumbai corridor. The MTHL stands as a testament to the nation’s ability to undertake and execute transformative infrastructure projects, setting the stage for continued progress and development.